The PLANT MAN (aka. Dr. Bruce Gilman) will delight in leading a walk along this historic stretch of the Ontario Pathways south from the water tower on Waddell Road. We are encouraged to bring field guides along to practice identifying the plethora of species found along this section of rails to trails.
You may also bring along your PASSPORT from the Wegmans Passport Series to obtain a rubbing or two. Passports can be obtained free from the Wegmans Customer Service desks in Canandaigua and Geneva.
Directions: Drive east on CR 488 to Orleans and take a right onto Waddell Road (where the speed reduces to 40 and the road turns left towards Phelps).
PHOTOS FROM OUR WALK WITH THE PLANT MAN:
|Wild Burr Cucumber and Virgins bower|
|Siberian motherwort (square stem)|
|False Solomon's Seal|
|Norway Maple (milky sap)|
|lactuca (wild lettuce)|
|more pale swallowwort|
|false Solomon's seal|
|kidney leafed buttercup|
|poison ivy vine|
|myrtle, periwinkle, vinca vine|
|parsley leafed English Hawthorn|
|Jack in the Pulpit|
Six members attended on this pleasantly cool sunny day.
We walked south from CR 23 to the train wreck loop then
returned north along the Ontario Pathways trail to watertower.
LIST OF SPECIES